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Best Communities for Music Education: What Districts and Schools Are Saying

School districts and individual schools are encouraged to apply to receive the national distinction as a NAMM Foundation Best Communities for Music Education. The Best Communities for Music Education Award (BCME) and its counterpart, the SupportMusic Merit Award (SMMA), recognize outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, students and community leaders at the district and individual school level that share the common goal to ensure access to music for all students in the classroom.

A Pennsylvania School District's Music Program Thrives From Community Investment

Marple Newtown School District in Delaware County, Pennsylvania is a mid-sized suburban public school district and recent recipient of a Best Communities for Music Education award. The district’s music program received the designation for their exemplary commitment to music education four years in a row.

Changing Lives through Music: The Community Opus Project

Every day, The NAMM Foundation helps to create more active music makers by supporting organizations that share NAMM’s mission. One such group is the Community Opus Program in San Diego, Calif., where they offer hope to struggling kids like Bruno Bello.

The Positive Influence of Playing Music on Youth

How Children Benefit from Music Education In Schools